Designer Concept Architectural (Universal Creative)

Orlando, Florida
Not Specified
Oct 11, 2016
Dec 10, 2016
Universal Creative is the planning and development division of Universal Parks and Resorts™, which is one of the many businesses within NBCUniversal™. We are ideally situated in Orlando, Florida, which has become widely known as the theme park and resort capital of the world. We are responsible for the design, development, and delivery of all resort and theme park concepts for all of Universal vacation destinations worldwide - Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Singapore, as well as new destinations planned for Europe, Asia, and the United Arab Emirates. Join us if you want to collaborate, innovate, develop, and deliver the most compelling entertainment experiences imaginable that drive growth for the Universal brand around the world.

Responsible for developing creative and innovative architectural concepts, designs and plans for projects implemented by Universal Creative. Under the direction of the Sr. Director of Design, formulates plans for the development and construction of new resorts, themed destinations, attractions, and renovations across all Universal Parks and Resorts. Directs and reviews Architectural design from outside firms as needed. Develop graphic and narrative reports on project sites and land planning. Develops drawings, sketches, master plans, models and creative design and planning solutions during the Blue Sky, Concept Development and subsequent phases of work. Responsible for designing feasible and construct-able projects to project program, creative intent, schedule and budget requirements.

  • Develop park, facility and attraction master plans and architectural drawings in AutoCAD and other tools to support the creative project development. Develop graphic and narrative reports on project sites and land planning.
  • Provide electronic 3-D modeling services in Sketch Up or other formats that accurately and clearly depict the architectural design intent.
  • Ability to assemble documentation into a presentation format utilizing Adobe Photoshop, Power Point and/or other digital formats.
  • Responsible for providing aesthetic design, color boards, sketching and drafting needed to convey the design intent to outside Architectural and Engineering firms.
  • Directs and reviews Architectural design from outside firms as needed. When needed, responsible for providing clarifications and in-field solutions to the contractor during construction utilizing drawings, sketches, and 3-D electronic models.
  • Participate in the development of architectural and creative concept development.

  • Strong design portfolio.
  • Knowledge of design management, work planning, budgeting, scheduling, and variety of vendors.
  • Knowledge of theme park technologies including ride, A/V, robotics, engineering, and various show systems.
  • Knowledge of theme park related architectural, project management, organizational, and production/construction practices.
  • Demonstrates ability to lead creative and technical.
  • Makes independent choices free from immediate supervision.
  • Possesses solid aesthetic sensibilities and storytelling skills to support the creative process and to facilitate positive and productive communication between all disciplines.

SCOPE: Works with domestic and international Parks project, operations and tech services teams.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree required from a four year college or university in Art, Environmental Design, Architecture, Theatre Design, or equivalent. Master's Degree preferred.


  • 5-8 years: Experience in Architectural Design and Execution Required.
  • Experience in Theme Park, Hotel and Entertainment Venues Preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Hand and computer drawing, and drafting skills required.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Powerpoint required.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Highly creative with a keen sense of design. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Oversee diverse design disciplines and manage internal resources. Possess the ability to negotiate contracts for design services required to execute scopes of work. Interpersonal skills required to relate and provide value-added services to multiple operating groups including Food service, Merchandising, Operations and Maintenance.
Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

We regret, due to the volume of responses, only applicants of interest will be contacted. Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Orlando via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means.

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